Watch Georgetown Law’s Graduate Recognition Ceremony for the Class of 2021.

A Message from Dean Treanor regarding Class of 2021 Commencement

April 26, 2021

Dear Graduating Members of the Class of 2021:

I am delighted to be writing to you as a follow up to President DeGioia’s message regarding Commencement this May. After many hours of planning, organizing, and reorganizing in response to the ever-changing circumstances, I am pleased to share the Law Center graduation activities for this May.


University Commencement at Nationals Park, Monday, May 24

5 p.m. EDT


On the afternoon of Monday, May 24, graduate and professional students (including 2021 law school graduates) will gather at Nationals Park for a University Commencement ceremony. More information on Commencement can be found here and further information will be provided by Georgetown University soon.

As President DeGioia outlined in his message, 2021 graduates attending the ceremony at Nationals Park may bring up to two guests each. We recognize that many in our community–graduates, family, and loved ones–will not be able to attend Commencement in person. The ceremony will be livestreamed, following which we will premiere a virtual Georgetown Law Graduate Recognition Ceremony.

While academic attire is not required to participate in any events this May, the deadline to rent regalia should you wish to wear it is Tuesday, April 27. Instructions on how to place your order can be found here.


Virtual Lecture to the Graduating Class with Special Guest, Thursday, May 20 (evening EDT, time to be announced)

Celebration Days on the Law Center Campus, Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23


Ahead of Commencement on Monday, May 24, we are hosting two special events for graduates.

The Virtual Lecture to the Graduating Class will take place the evening of Thursday, May 20. A very special guest will be giving the lecture, and we look forward to announcing more in the coming weeks.

We will also host Celebration Days on the Law Center campus on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23, inviting our 2021 graduates and two guests to celebrate this milestone. These events will include photo opportunities and an opportunity to walk across a stage with fellow graduates. As noted above, regalia is not required to participate, but you may wear it if you wish. More information on these events, including how to register, is coming soon.

Graduates and guests do not need to be in the Georgetown COVID testing protocol to attend, but masking and social distancing will be required while on campus. We expect all participants to follow CDC and DC guidelines if traveling to DC.


June 2022 Celebration of the Classes of 2020 and 2021


Please save the weekend of June 3, 2022, for a celebratory weekend in honor of the classes of 2020 and 2021. More details will come in the months ahead.

Please direct any questions to I look forward to celebrating together in May!


The Jostens website to order your regalia is now open!

You are not required to wear regalia to participate in the virtual Commencement ceremony; however, you may wish to rent regalia for pictures and the small groups events during graduation week. The deadline to order regalia online is April 27, 2021. We recommend ordering sooner rather than later.

If you wish to order regalia, the process is as follows:

  1. Go to the Jostens Website
  2. Select Graduation Cap & Gown rental
  3. Then select Student Rental JD & LLM Regalia
  4. Select Doctorate Tam, Gown, Tassel, & Hood ($98.73) *Please note the picture shown on the website is a stock photo.  It is not the product you will be sent.  The Georgetown Law regalia for all graduates is the same: dark blue gown, purple/blue/silver hood, round black tam, purple tassel, and two Georgetown Seal medallions.
  5. Next select customize to enter your height and cap size. Keep in mind the caps/tams run small.
  6. You may then proceed to checkout.

Regalia must be returned to Jostens by June 15, 2021. Return labels will be included in all regalia orders.

If you have any questions please contact Josten’s directly at 800-854-7464.

Order your Class of 2021 Commencement Gift Set now!

Congratulations on reaching this incredible milestone! The entire Georgetown community is so proud of all you have accomplished during this difficult year.

As we continue to plan for recognition events, both in-person and virtual, over the coming weeks to mark your graduation, we’d like to send you a small gift box with some graduation goodies to help you celebrate! Please follow the links below and share your current address information by Monday, April 26th in order to receive your gift.

If you are currently living in the United States: Sign up here!

If you are currently living outside of the United States: Sign up here!